Marching Along

Marching Along

“I like not only to be loved but also to be told that I am loved… the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.” ~ George Eliot

 

Happy Autumn bendy, not so bendy and all in-between friends

Time keeps Marching along but as long as you are practising Yoga you are doing ok (wink wink)

The news/gossip for us to date

Change of early bird time from 5.45 am to 6 -7 am

We sadly farewelled Crystal Gui from our Wednesday classes 8 am and 9.30 am.
She has moved way over to the Northern suburbs and commuting that far is out of the equation.
She will be very sadly missed

In her place we have
8 am Wednesday a brand-new teacher Sue Zi Barbour

Here’s a little bit about Sue

Sue Barbour – Yoga Teacher “Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self”

Sue is a Hatha Yoga and Meditation Teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – teaching an authentic meditative style of Yoga. After 15 years of practising Yoga, Sue had the calling to deepen her practices in Yoga and Meditation and began her ongoing studies at Swami Rama Ashram in Rishikesh, India. Sue is a registered RYT200hr teacher and is working towards her RYT500hr level which will be completed in 2019. Mission Statement My mission is to spread inspiration, self-love, peace and healthy lifestyle choices through the practice of Yoga and Meditation, through making Yoga accessible to people from all walks of life and capabilities, there is no requirement to be strong or flexible. Through regular practice, this will happen naturally.

What a typical class will look and feel like

Taking the time to move into the postures deeply with full attention, emphasising the quality of the postures and focus date on breath

Reminding students to observe their limitations and stay within the edge of their capacity and to relax completely without strain or stress

Guiding students through every stage of the asana

Each class finishes with a beautiful Yoga Nidra relaxation to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit v Learn methods of relaxation and meditation to take into everyday life

Our beloved Rachael will then move into the 9.30 am
Rachael’s classes will then be Wednesday & Friday (Hatha Flow) and Sunday (Yin Yoga) 9.30 am

 

October 2019 Northern India Yoga and Adventure Trip

2 lonely little old places still available for our Northern India 14-day retreat October 2019.

Bookings need to be finalised very soon so that the internal air flights can be booked and ready for us all to travel together.

Interested? Call me or text or even a carrier pigeon would get to me.

This is the chance of a lifetime to come along with a group of like-minded folk that you will be safe as houses……. or similar.

Experienced guides!!! Me and my right-hand buddy- Lynne

Sooooowhat cha waiting for CALL ME    You will not regret it I PROMISE!!

 

Saturday at the Barre

What is Barre?

A Pilates foundation class performed to the beat of the music and on the mat (barre less). Working with elements of dance and yoga to flow; the focus is on working the mind and body connection. Having a whole lot of fun while we sweat!

When and where is this happening?

  • Saturday, 23R° MARCH
  • 11.30am -1pm (90 mins session)
  • Light refreshments to follow $30 per person (early bird by March 10th)
  • $40 per person. Bookings essential 0407281688

YOGA BYRNE | 0407 281 688 | www.yogabyrne.com.au | Saturday 23/3/19

PRANAYAMA – Breath practice

Why is it beneficial for Hatha yoga classes to include pranayama? (Breath practice)

I’ve been teaching 10 minutes or so breathing practice at the end or beginning of most of my classes, beginning and intermediate, for at least 10 years.

The fact is that (BREATH) pranayama (along with meditation) was the core practice of Hatha Yoga for its thousands of years of evolution prior to the 20th century.

Asana,(posture practice ) though it gained in importance after about 1450 and the appearance of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, was always considered a preliminary practice, a set up for breathing and meditation.

These were the practices that created the ultimate transformation.

It seems odd to me that in our schools we teach “reading, ‘writing, ‘arithmetic,” which of course are highly useful life skills, but not the most indispensable skill of all. Breathing. I like to tell my students they can survive for weeks without food, days without liquid, but only a few minutes without breathing.

We understand asana, is often presented as the last word in stress relief. This is true enough, but breathing is very effective for stress relief.

Breathing’s advantage over asana is that it can be practised almost anywhere at any time. I think it’s extremely important for qualified yoga teachers to spend time in every class working with their students on breathing. How do you feel about breath work?

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Asana of the Month: What is the Bridge Pose

Bridge pose, or setu bandha sarvangasana, is a beginner’s backbend. From a supine position with the legs bent and feet near the buttocks, the yogi lifts their hips toward the sky. The pose opens the chest and improves digestion.

Instructions

  • Begin by lying on the back with the knees bent, feet under the knees and hip distance wide. Keep the arms by the body, palms down.
  • Inhale and lift the hips toward the sky.
  • Interlace the fingers on the floor and tuck the shoulders under.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid if you have neck sensitivity

Benefits of Bridge Pose

  • Stretches the spine
  • Expands the chest and promotes lung function
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps treat menstrual pain and menopausal symptoms
  • Treats back pain and osteoporosis
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Increases energy

Bridge Pose Details
Sanskrit Name
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Pronunciation
set-too bahn-dah sar-VAHN-GAH-sah-nah

Pose Level
Beginner

Pose Type
Backbends, Chest Openers

Please let me know if you are enjoying the newsletters or if you would like to see something different or change it up in any way.

That also goes for the classes at the studio as well

To know is to be able to serve you all better

We are here to serve you

Offerings for you at the YB studio

 

The more times you enter the greater the chances of winning.
Pop your name into the draw each time you come along to the studio.

  • 1st Prize 30% off the Local retreat in September. Check out the flyer in the studio. This retreat is suitable for all bodies.
  • 2nd Prize a dinner OR lunch at Frazers Restaurant Kings Park
  • 3rd Prize a 10 class card pass valued at $150

One has to be in it to WIN IT
Check it out at the studio

With love, Sue

Til next month

Namaste

With love Sue and the Team at YB studio Cannington

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